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Offline KiraNGunnersmom

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Something is wrong with Kira.   My son woke me up this morning and said that Kira was acting funny.
Her ears are spread apart (this is how I know she is in pain) and she kept her right eye closed.
When I went to touch her head,  she flinched like I was going to hit her.
She let me touch her ears but not the side of her face and right below her jaw I can feel some enlarged lymph nodes.
I finally got her to open her eye and it's blood red in the part that should be white.  She also tilts her head to the left and kinda walks sideways and slow and if we come near the right side of her head, she turns it as to guard it.
She has had eye infections in that eye before and it has always leaked a bit due to her allergies.
She looks so pitiful and I can hardly keep my make-up on for work because I cant stop crying.  I hate it when my babies are sick!!
We have an appointment at 9:15 this morning.  Please keep her in you thoughts, prayers and  well wishes.





***UPDATE******

It's a pretty bad eye infection.  She tried to bite the vet when they put those drops in her eye to see if there were any scratches.  She bit the lamp they used after they got the drops in.
She has NEVER in her 7 years behaved this way,  not even when she bloated!!
The vet and (most of) her staff are just awesome and didnt hold it against her.
Her Lymph nodes are swollen on that side and the head tilt she has going on,  Dr. V said it may eleveate the pressure on the eye and that's why she is tilting it to the left.
They gave her oral antibiotics,  and eyedrops that have antibiotics and steroids and some pain meds.
We have to do this for 5 days then go back to make sure it's going away.
There were no scratches on her cornea.  I asked if they had any ideas on how it got infected and was told it could be anything from her and gunner playing to her usual allergies that just escalated into a serious infection because it was left untreated (new vet intern said this and made me feel lower than low for not catching it sooner)
She let me put t he drops in her eye when we got home but kept on spiting our her pain meds.
I swear half a  jar of peanut butter and some turkey cold cuts later, I finally got her to keep it down!

« Last Edit: October 31, 2008, 04:22:17 am by KiraNGunnersmom »
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Re: We need healing vibes, prayers whatever it is that you do.
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 02:25:11 am »
Good luck at the vets, please let us know what they find out. I'm glad they got you an early appointment.

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 02:38:44 am »
Kira baby.  :-\ :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Hope you feel better soon and you are not playing a Halloween prank on your poor momma.

Healing prayers your way.

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Re: We need healing vibes, prayers whatever it is that you do.
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 02:47:10 am »
Gosh, I really hope she is OK  :'(
Please keep us posted on what your vet has to say  :(
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Re: We need healing vibes, prayers whatever it is that you do.
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 03:03:01 am »
You and Kira are in our thoughts and prayers.  Please keep us updated on her condition.  Good luck at the vet.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 03:11:13 am »
Sending all sorts of prayers and good thoughts your way.  Keep us in the loop on what's happening.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 03:13:47 am »
Got my fingers crossed. Let us know how she is when you get back from the vet.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 03:41:39 am »
Oh the poor girl.Keeping Kira in our thoughts :-*

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Re: We need healing vibes, prayers whatever it is that you do.
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 03:47:11 am »
Awww. Poor Kira. :'( :-* :-* :-* You and Kira will be in my thoughts today. Let us know how the vet visit goes.
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2008, 04:30:33 am »
Glad to hear they at least found out what is wrong and can treat it. Don't let vet intern upset you. You are waaaaayyyyy too good a momma to have just ignored anything with Kira. Sometimes these infections can just take off overnight.

Quick healing to you Kira. Give mom a break and take your meds!

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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2008, 04:35:18 am »
 :-*  and the magical powers of "puppy breath healing" from Chantilly and all of us to sweet to Kira  :-* 
Feel better soon...and we suggest mom make some peanut butter cookies for you  :-*
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2008, 04:39:33 am »
Thank goodness it's something treatable! And don't feel bad, eye stuff is hard to catch (esp with dogs who have runny/goopy eyes to start with).

The trick for getting my Staffie to take pills was to stick 'em to a piece of freeze-dried chicken with a little butter. Worked like a charm (and she was one of those dogs who'd eat the hotdog and spit out the pill!).

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Re: We need healing vibes, prayers whatever it is that you do. **UPDATE**
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2008, 04:39:45 am »
Glad to hear they at least found out what is wrong and can treat it. Don't let vet intern upset you. You are waaaaayyyyy too good a momma to have just ignored anything with Kira. Sometimes these infections can just take off overnight.

I absolutely agree. These things can go out of control over night and you didn't do anything wrong. Send good thoughts and healing vibs your way for Both of you!!
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2008, 05:40:36 am »
I am so glad you were able to figure out what was wrong with her  :) Wishing her speedy recovery!  :-*
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2008, 05:52:11 am »
Hope she gets better soon. New toys and lots of spoiling always helps ;D ::)